MAD Magazine

Monday MADness- 50 Worst Things About Sports!

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Originally published in MAD #408, August 2001. Written by Desmond Devlin:   READ MORE

Happy Geeks with a Lisp Day!

May 4th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

“May the Fourth be with you”??? … D’okay. READ MORE

Monday MADness- “Rough One” Roughs!

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Here’s a look at the rough pencil sketches I sent in for approval on MAD‘s parody of “Rogue One” that is in the current issue… you know… the one on the stands and in comic book shops RIGHT NOW waiting for you to go out and buy it! READ MORE

More of MAD’s “Rogue One” Parody

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

You’ve already seen a sneak peek of the splash page, but here’s a look at a few panels from MAD‘s parody of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” written by David Richards with art by me: Whaddya mean you want to read the words in the balloons? What do you think this is, a furshlugginer library? Go out and buy a copy, clod! READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #545!

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In subscribers mailboxes, comic books shops and via digital now, on news stands next Tuesday!!: Cover (Mark Fredrickson) Letters and Tomatoes (Ed.) Remembering Gerry Gersten (John Ficarra, MAD Executive Editor) The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, Ward Sutton, Jonathan Edwards, Bob Eckstein, Bob Staake, John Kerschbaum, Sam Sisco, Aabye-Gayle D. Francis-Favilla, Rich Powell, Christian Alsis, Alejandro Rivas, Jeff Kruse, Steve Silver, Jose Garibaldi, Kevin Pope) World Flags (Writer: Desmond Devlin) Rough One: A Star Bores Snorer (David Richards, Tom Richmond) A MAD Look at YouTube (Sergio Aragon├ęs, Colorist: Tom Luth) No Donald! (Kenny Keil, Sam Viviano and Jim Campbell) The MAD Vault- Duck Edwing D.O.A. (Duck… READ MORE

MAD #545 Sneak Peek- Rogue One!

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Yahoo Movies has an exclusive sneak peek of MAD’s parody of “Rogue One”, entitled “Rough One”. Written by David Richards with art by me, you’ll just have to wait for the issue to come out on April 19th to read the other 5 pages of stupidity. READ MORE

MAD 545 Sneak Peek!

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Paste Magazine has an exclusive sneak peek at the cover (by Mark Fredrickson shown above) and one of the articles in the upcoming MAD #545… a parody of the classic children’s book “No David!” entitled “No Donald!”, written by Kenny Keil with art by MAD‘s art director Sam Viviano and colorist Jim Campbell. Here’s the first page: MAD certainly has been on a kid’s book parody kick lately. Check out the rest on Paste Magazine’s website. READ MORE

Monday MADness- The Sheen Lantern!

April 3rd, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Back in MAD #513 (Feb 2012) I did the art for a “MAD 20” piece written by Kit Lively & Scott Nickel making fun of the big bag of crazy that was Charlie Sheen. I have this caricature of him on my comic-con table banner and it often stops people in their tracks because of the funny mash-up concept. The art called for both a main image and spots of mock comic book covers for “The Sheen Lantern”. Pencil rough and close ups of the comic covers below: READ MORE

More on the MAD Move West

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Since the news broke a few weeks ago about DC finally moving MAD out to Burbank to join the rest of the comic publishing division, I’ve read a lot of opinions on what the results of such a move are going to be. They range from yet another obituary on the death of MAD (these started right around the time Harvey Kurtzman left the magazine in 1956) to those who think in this day and age it doesn’t matter where it’s published, because all the artists and writers are freelance anyway and where the magazine is put together is immaterial. It’s that last one that… READ MORE

Monday MADness: Monkeying Around!

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Back in MAD #488 (April 2008) the editorial staff decided to do a thought-provoking conceptual theme issue. In typical MAD fashion, they eschewed more meaningful concepts and ideas for something suitably low brow (and I mean LOW… as in simian). The concept they came up with was the “All Monkey Issue”, filled from front to back with gags about monkeys and apes. They even did a parody of the TV show “Monk” with Mort Drucker drawing a monkey instead of the lead character. Tony Shalhoub must have been disappointed (although the monkey looked a little like him more than occasionally)! My job for the issue… READ MORE

MAD’s Move Out West…

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

A week or so ago Bleeding Cool broke the news that MAD was apparently following the rest of DC Comics out to Burbank “soon”. Back in 2013 when DC announced they were moving out of NYC and to Burbank, I wrote this post speculating on what would happen with MAD. The short version is I saw four possible scenarios: Enough current MAD editors and art staff make the move that MAD remains the MAD we know and love. DC bankrolls a small, separate MAD office in NYC, and MAD remains the MAD we know and love. DC forms a new editorial and art staff to… READ MORE

Monday MADness: More Superman Bad Day Peeks.

March 20th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Here’s a couple more sneak peeks (courtesy of Mashable) at some pages from MAD‘s Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day, coming out this fall. Words by Dave Croatto, art by me.   On sale everywhere in October!… READ MORE


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